​This is a regrettable step backwards in the pursuit of peace to which Israel remains fully committed.

Foreign Ministry reaction to the European Foreign Ministers’ statement

 

​(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
 
Peace with the Palestinians will only be achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations with no preconditions.

International conferences like the one welcomed by the European Council today (20 June) drive peace further away by allowing the Palestinians to continue avoiding both direct negotiations and compromise.

This is a regrettable step backwards in the pursuit of peace to which Israel remains fully committed.